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Know Everything about African Coriander; How Important is for Your Health

Aiswarya R Nair
Aiswarya R Nair

Like curry leaves, coriander is an essential ingredient in curries. The use of pesticides in leafy vegetables is very common in the kitchen garden. Similarly, African coriander is easily cultivated in the kitchen garden. A few things about African coriander  

African Corianders are not the only species that smells and tastes better than mint leaves and coriander. It grows well in all climates of Kerala. If four seedlings are planted in the kitchen garden, coriander leaves can be obtained throughout the year. 

We are the ones who add mint coriander leaves in biryani and meat dishes. But forget about it now, African coriander is enough instead. African coriander has more aroma and taste than mint-coriander leaves. It grows well anywhere in Kerala. Three or four seedlings are planted in the kitchen garden to produce leaves all year round. 

African Coriander is also known as Neelan Coriander, Mexican Coriander and Sheema Coriander. The African coriander has leaves which are almost a foot long. Flowers in clusters of 10-12 cm from the centre of the leaf. Hundreds of flowers bloom in pale yellow. 

African coriander can be planted by preparing seedlings and sowing them directly. Seedlings can be transplanted at the age of three years. Seedlings can be planted in the usual manner by preparing to grow bags and pots. If the seeds are planted directly into the field, special fertilizers should be prepared. The bed should be prepared by mixing manure and compost. Seedlings mixed with sand are planted directly in these beds.  

Watering should be done in summer. African coriander planting should be done in the shade If the sun is in a sunny spot, the coriander will bloom quickly and the leaves will get a little bit better. If it is in a shady place, the leaves will look good. From the second month after planting, the leaves may start transplanting. 

African coriander is used not only for sprinkling on curries but also for making medicines. Seeds, leaves and roots contain many beneficial ingredients. The leaves are rich in iron, calcium, riboflavin and carotene. African coriander is not only used to spread on curry but also to make herbs. Seeds, leaves and roots contain many beneficial ingredients. The leaves are rich in iron, calcium, riboflavin and carotene. 

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